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Apple vs Qualcomm: Modem Provider Grand Trial Finally Opened

Apple

Posted: April 17, 2019
Updated: April 16, 2019

by Steve

That’s it ! Apple, after all his years of humiliation and accusation, will be able to take revenge. And with it, big tech companies like Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal. Yes, today we are going to tell you about a lawsuit between the apple brand and its modem supplier: Qualcomm. As a reminder, Apple had recently been convicted of patent rape: the Cupertino company had to pay the supplier around thirty million euros. A junk for the manufacturer, because its turnover is measured in hundreds of billions of dollars.

apple qualcomm - Apple vs Qualcomm: the great trial of the modem supplier is finally open

Today, Qualcomm may have to repay the amount it received. See more. The five aforementioned tech companies accuse Qualcomm of abuse of a dominant position and overpricing of royalties and patent licenses to the tune of $ 9 billion. If the abuse of a dominant position is confirmed, Qualcomm could reimburse up to three times this amount… or $ 27 billion! Here we are, 30 million Apple… The apple brand would also like an additional 3 billion for invalid patents. History to round off the sum…

For its part, Qualcomm estimates that Apple and its suppliers are behind on license payments of $ 7.5 billion. If proven, Apple could therefore pay double. A beautiful hodgepodge, but only one winner.